Toronto councillor pushes for planning changes that benefit developer despite ties to company: Ethics expert says Di Ciano should have disclosed relationship – CBC May 17, 2016

The photo is from the May 17, 2016 CBC article highlighted at the post you are now reading. Caption for the article reads: "Dunpar Developments has submitted a rezoning application so it can build 72 townhomes and a commercial building on this outlined section of land. (Google)."

The photo is from the May 17, 2016 CBC article highlighted at the post you are now reading. Caption for the article reads: “Dunpar Developments has submitted a rezoning application so it can build 72 townhomes and a commercial building on this outlined section of land. (Google).”

A May 17, 2016 CBC article is entitled: “Toronto councillor pushes for planning changes that benefit developer despite ties to company:Ethics expert says Di Ciano should have disclosed relationship.”

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The opening paragraphs read:

Toronto Coun. Justin Di Ciano requested a key change to a planning report last Wednesday that is to the benefit of Etobicoke-based home builder Dunpar Developments Inc. — a developer with which Di Ciano has had personal and professional ties.

Dunpar wants to build 72 townhomes and a three- to four-storey commercial building in an area of Mimico that is currently used predominantly for industrial and commercial purposes. Numbered companies controlled by Dunpar own three properties in the Judson lands, the city’s name for the space south of Judson Street, which runs between Royal York Road and Islington Avenue.

Concrete facility in Mimico subject of neighbourhood complaints
In a report, city planners recommended against allowing any new residential development on the site because it sits right beside one of Canada’s busiest rail corridors and an expanding Metrolinx train maintenance facility.

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The article also provides a link to a related story, outlined in a July 1, 2015 CBC article entitled:

ML Ready Mix concrete facility in Mimico subject of neighbourhood complaints: Company’s lawyer says facility is legal, despite what residents say

 

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